Our Team

Top row: Jessie Nilo, visual artist and mentor of this course • Bryn Gilette, visual artist and instructor of Loving the Nations • Jill Schuler, textile artist and instructor for Theology and the Arts • Andrew J. Nemr, tap dancer and instructor of Communication in Jazz • Scott McElroy, author, speaker and instructor of Personal Prayer Art • Justin Nielsen, musician and instructor of Communication in Jazz • Bottom row: Travis and Kathy Nelson, writers, visual artists and instructors of Creative Writing • Mike Freeman, pastor and instructor of Scripture and the Imagination • Lisa Marten, visual artist and instructor of Leading in Community • Dean Estes, visual artist and instructor of Leading in Community • Manuel Luz, musician and instructor of Beauty and Transcendence • Dave Blakeslee, potter and instructor of the Artist as Pastor • Rick Jenkins, potter, sculptor and instructor of The Art of Teaching.

Top row: Jessie Nilo, visual artist and mentor of this course • Bryn Gilette, visual artist and instructor of Loving the Nations • Jill Schuler, textile artist and instructor for Theology and the Arts • Andrew J. Nemr, tap dancer and instructor of Communication in Jazz • Scott McElroy, author, speaker and instructor of Personal Prayer Art • Justin Nielsen, musician and instructor of Communication in Jazz • Bottom row: Travis and Kathy Nelson, writers, visual artists and instructors of Creative Writing • Mike Freeman, pastor and instructor of Scripture and the Imagination • Lisa Marten, visual artist and instructor of Leading in Community • Dean Estes, visual artist and instructor of Leading in Community • Manuel Luz, musician and instructor of Beauty and Transcendence • Dave Blakeslee, potter and instructor of the Artist as Pastor • Rick Jenkins, potter, sculptor and instructor of The Art of Teaching.

 
 

ABOUT OUR INSTRUCTORS

Our video-based instruction is taught by seasoned art ministers. Each faculty member was hand-picked by Jessie Nilo to teach on a topic that has radically changed Jessie’s life and expanded her own view about what art ministry can be.

Our instructors are all about coupling inclusiveness with excellence, education with grace, persistence with patience. They partner with the Lord in their daily practices, whether creating, teaching, resting, or serving… and they see it all as ministry.